Martin Luther King Jr.'s Rocky Mount, NC Connection

Race Relations in Rocky Mount NC

"I have a dream." There are many who believe Dr. King first used this phrase in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Find out more here!


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A True Spirit Of Giving In Rocky Mount, NC

Rocky Mount Most Charitable City

Charitable giving takes on many forms: it might provide more financial stability to those living in poverty, fund more education, or improve the health in the community. And when it comes to charitable giving in North Carolina, Rocky Mount tops the charts.

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Sowing The Seeds of Community Wellness: Rocky Mount Chaplain Honored

Fighting Rocky Mount Area Poverty

During his time as pastor of Conetoe Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Joyner found that he was presiding over far too many funerals. In one year alone, 30 congregants under the age of 32 died. “It just started to feel unconscionable that you would see someone 100 pounds overweight on Sunday and not say anything about it. Then they’d die of a heart attack.”

See how he's turning all of that around.


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Rocky Mount Public Utilities: Helping Those In Need

Rocky Mount Public Utilities WARM

The recent cold snap brings to mind two things. First, it is important to have housing that is well-insulated and energy efficient. Second, it also serves as a reminder that in challenging economic times, those in need may find it difficult to pay their utility bills. That’s why the City of Rocky Mount offers help for families through the Winter Assistance for Rocky Mount program (W.A.R.M.).

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Rocky Mount, NC Race Relations: Women Of A New Tribe

Rocky Mount Race Relations: Women Of A New Tribe

This season the Maria V. Howard Arts Center welcomed a traveling exhibition celebrating the spiritual and physical beauty of Black Women: Women of a New Tribe. The 12 local women portrayed by famed photographer, Jerry Taliaferro, represent the Black American Woman in many of her social and physical manifestations. Each woman photographed has made a significant impact on the great city of Rocky Mount, NC.



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Rocky Mount, NC Police Department Welcomes New Sergeants

Meet the Rocky Mount Police Department's new sergeants! Find out more about each one in this short recap on City Beat.

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Harambee: A Tradition of Positive Race Relations in Rocky Mount, NC

Positive Race Relations in Rocky Mount, NC

The call of the fisherman may not be heard in Rocky Mount, North Carolina,  but the spirit of Harambee echoes through the streets with jazz, traditional drums, and a spirit of community during the city’s annual Harambee Festival.

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Revitalization: Blazing a New Trail in Rocky Mount, NC

Rocky Mount NC Rail Trails

Rocky Mount’s mile-long railway spur has been out of use for some time, but that all could change soon with the creation of a rail trail. This former mill town is rebuilding itself in a variety of ways, but this most recent revitalization possibility will revive its tobacco and cotton mill roots while providing additional outdoor activities for residents and tourists. Read about it here!

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More Recognition for Rocky Mount Public Utilities

Rocky Mount Public Utilities Awards

Rocky Mount Public Utilities has earned the prestigious Silver designation award in the American Public Gas Association’s SOAR program. See how this demonstrates Rocky Mount's commitment to safety and service!

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Rocky Mount, NC is a city rich in history. Check out our 10 Things You May Not Know and test your IQ of this remarkable place to live.

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